Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor. Written by
The recording Higgins plays of Eliza speaking in the last scene of the film is different dialog from the actual scene that was supposedly recorded. See more »
[sounds from crowd, occasionally a word or phrase, indistinct and mostly not associated with a character]
Don't just stand there, Freddy, go and find a cab.
All right, I'll get it, I'll get it.
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In the posters, playbills and the original cast album for the stage version of "My Fair Lady", the credits always read "based on Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' ", letting the audience know what play "My Fair Lady" was actually adapted from. The movie credits simply read "from a play by Bernard Shaw". See more »
Lumbering,overlong musical based on the Broadway hit,which in turn was based on Shaw's play.Major assets: the lavish costumes and Harrison's on-target performance.Major flaws: the too-stagey sets,the irrelevant musical numbers involving Hepburn's father, and Hepburn herself,who is,in the first part,utterly unconvincing (later she improves).The 1938 "Pygmalion" is too talky but still better.
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